On a dull, windy and slightly damp day, we went around the Perimeter Wall and glued down the first layer of the 89mm CLS treated timber we had cut last thing yesterday.
We used our pressurised glue dispenser to squirt 5 lines of the white wood glue from our homemade nozzle and laid on the section to be place in that spot, wiggled it around to spread the glue and then nailed it down using 70mm long nails, fired using our compressed air nail-gun.
It took about two hours to go all the way around, rubbing with a rough sandpaper to remove any mortar spills on the 100mm planks and clean off the surface, ready for the glue and nailing. After this, we immediately continued with the third layer, pulling out another 11 lengths of the 89mm CLS timber off the pallet, cutting them to fit in between the windows, doors and corners of the building. We went the opposite way around this time so the joints are always overlapped for extra strength.
We were slightly concerned because it started raining but it was only a very light sprinkle and hardly wetted the ground so we just carried on working.
We concluded this circuit after lunch at about 4pm. We then did one additional task of drilling and screwing two more concrete screws in the section over in the Great Room where the conservatory will go. This section was a little loose so we decided to supply two more fixing points to stiffen it up, which it did nicely.
Finally, we constructed a template to help us guide the router machine to slice the slots that will lock and hold each leg module when it is positioned along the walls.
Tomorrow, we will begin with that task of cutting about 75 slots, aligned with each window and cut about 4mm into the top layer of the timber.